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Infrastructure Consultant
Ref No.: 18-05860
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract

Infrastructure Consultant
A foreign investment bank is seeking an Infrastructure Consultant to work on a 2-3 year project to consolidate and wind down their US operations. The incoming candidate will have in-depth hands-on experience with networking, systems, applications, databases, virtualization and storage. They will have 2 direct reports and will be reporting into the head of IT for the Americas.
Organizational Development
  • Planning, communicating and managing project & tasks in time and within budget.
  • Responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of t tools, application software, infrastructure and vendor alternatives.
  • Develop, maintain and implement SOP for managing the daily IT operation functions.
  • Maintain documentation related to systems, applications, business services, operating environment, installation and configurational manuals etc.
  • Maintain Test, UAT and SIT environments
  • Plan and conduct DR tests each year per policy. All steps to be documented.
  • Responsible for training and development of staff on all utilized internal/external systems and infrastructure.
  • Assist on any area/project assigned by Head Business Support & Technology.
  • Provide 24x7 support to maintain the maintain banking critical applications
  • Keep all assets current and programs up to date
  • Ensure that all payment processing programs are stable and kept to the most current levels
  • Ensure that all IT projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Ensure that all new and current staff are sufficiently trained on all systems with which they have been granted access
  • Monitor and implement the IT policies, BCP Policy, IT Strategic Plan
  • Ensure that all critical data is backed up and moved to via VPN to alternate location
  • Conform to all FFIEC and industry and regulatory guidelines
At least Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer sciences or related disciplines , or equivalent, with at least 10 years of work experience preferably within a  banking environment.
Core Competencies:
  1. Experience of at least 10 years managing a small team of Infrastructure and Application & Database support personnel. This should include management of day-to-day operations following Industry Standard practices – COBIT/ITIL.
  2. At least 10 years hands-on support experience in Financial sector applications for payments processing. (Applications Systems experience with Misys applications ST Payments and TradeWatch, FIS application PRIME and Oracle MANTAS will be a plus but is not essential)
This should include:
  1. A good understanding of  BSA/AML concepts
  2. Databases – Microsoft SQL 2008 and above and Oracle 9i and above.
  1. Hands on Infrastructure experience of at least 5 years with
    1. CISCO networking and security solutions
    2. Wireless Lan solutions
    3. Virtualization solutions VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V
    4. Storage solutions (SAN, NAS)
    5. Telephony
    6. Vendor Management
    7. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery management
  2. Experience with cloud environments
    1. Regulation
    2. Security analysis